The 2.5 day shutdown of CP Rail’s network last month was a sharp reminder why rail service, especially for agricultural commodities, should be deemed essential. Although the strike/lockout only lasted from a Sunday to a Tuesday, it caused weeks, even months, of disruption in already-stressed supply chains that rely on trains. The entire system was… Read More

Put aside for a moment your opinion on the current federal government’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. (Though, if you’re curious, you can read about what is proposed, here) There are two timeframes to think about in regards to carbon emissions — there’s the 2030 line in the sand, by which… Read More

The federal and Manitoba governments announced further changes to drought assistance programs for livestock producers in the province on Wednesday (March 30). The two levels of government committed a total of $155 million to AgriRecovery drought relief programs for Manitoba producers in August 2021. As RealAgriculture reported, only $32.16 million had been claimed as of… Read More

The federal government has published its plan detailing expectations of carbon emissions reductions by 2030, by sector. This first of many Emissions Reduction Plans (ERP) sets out what each industry will be required to achieve under the climate plan to get Canada to net zero emissions by 2050. In a lengthy technical briefing Tuesday afternoon,… Read More

Grain Growers of Canada has announced a “Road to 2050″ initiative aimed at helping the Canadian government work toward its commitment of net-zero emissions by 2050. “The ‘Road to 2050’ will propose a path forward that focuses on innovation, research and beneficial management practices. This will boost productivity while continuing to enhance soil quality, improving… Read More

Manitoba farm groups are reminding cattle and other grazing livestock producers to apply for AgriRecovery drought assistance funds announced last summer by the federal and provincial governments. The province committed $62 million, while the federal government said it would provide up to $93 million, for total AgriRecovery drought support of around $155 million in Manitoba…. Read More

Snowbanks may have made moving feed to cattle a challenge in eastern areas of the Prairies that received plenty of snow this winter, but cattle producers are definitely not complaining about the now-melting drifts as they scratch through an extremely tight feed situation in anticipation of green pastures. As foreseen since the drought last summer,… Read More

Table potatoes from Prince Edward Island will soon be allowed into the U.S. again under certain conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Potato exports from the province known for its potato production were suspended by the Canadian government in November after the confirmation of potato wart… Read More

The Government of Canada has released a discussion document and opened public consultation to begin a review of specific provisions of the Pest Control Products Act. The review, listed in the health minister’s mandate letter, is looking for ideas and input of Canadians and stakeholders on how the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) can “transform” its work… Read More

For Albertans, selling carbon credits isn’t a new thing — there’s been a carbon credit exchange in place for years. But for most of the rest of Canadian farmers, selling carbon credits is a new thing, but is potentially about to become very common. Right now, there is a voluntary market for carbon credits, but… Read More

 

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